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The Resource Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack, University of Miami

Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack, University of Miami

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Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law
Title
Evidence matters
Title remainder
science, proof, and truth in the law
Statement of responsibility
Susan Haack, University of Miami
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is truth in the law just plain truth - or something sui generis? Is a trial a search for truth? Do adversarial procedures and exclusionary rules of evidence enable, or impede, the accurate determination of factual issues? Can degrees of proof be identified with mathematical probabilities? What role can statistical evidence properly play? How can courts best handle the scientific testimony on which cases sometimes turn? How are they to distinguish reliable scientific testimony from unreliable hokum? The dozen interdisciplinary essays collected here explore a whole nexus of such questions about science, proof, and truth in the law. With her characteristic clarity and verve, in these essays Haack brings her original and distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues. She includes detailed analyses of a wide variety of cases and lucid summaries of relevant scientific work, of the many roles of the scientific peer-review system, and of relevant legal developments"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
347.4206
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law in context series
Label
Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack, University of Miami
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary (pages 381-390)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Proving causation : the weight of combined evidence
  • Correlation and causation : the 'Bradford Hill Criteria' in epidemiological, legal, and epistemological perspective
  • Risky business: statistical proof of specific causation
  • Nothing fancy : some simple truths about truth in the law
  • Epistemology and the law of evidence : problems and projects
  • Epistemology legalized : or, truth, justice, and the American way
  • Legal probabilism : an epistemological dissent
  • Irreconcilable differences? : the troubled marriage of science and law
  • Trial and error : two confusions in Daubert
  • Federal philosophy of science : a deconstruction, and a reconstruction
  • Peer review and publication : lessons for lawyers
  • What's wrong with litigation-driven science?
Control code
FIEb17610539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9781107698345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865180061
Label
Evidence matters : science, proof, and truth in the law, Susan Haack, University of Miami
Publication
Note
Includes glossary (pages 381-390)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Proving causation : the weight of combined evidence
  • Correlation and causation : the 'Bradford Hill Criteria' in epidemiological, legal, and epistemological perspective
  • Risky business: statistical proof of specific causation
  • Nothing fancy : some simple truths about truth in the law
  • Epistemology and the law of evidence : problems and projects
  • Epistemology legalized : or, truth, justice, and the American way
  • Legal probabilism : an epistemological dissent
  • Irreconcilable differences? : the troubled marriage of science and law
  • Trial and error : two confusions in Daubert
  • Federal philosophy of science : a deconstruction, and a reconstruction
  • Peer review and publication : lessons for lawyers
  • What's wrong with litigation-driven science?
Control code
FIEb17610539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9781107698345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865180061

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